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The asteroid smashed into Earth. And from miles under the Earth's surface, rock hurtled upward to a height twice that of Mount Everest and then collapsed outward to form a ring of mountains.
Nov. 22, 2016
Two weeks after the presidential election, officials in California are still counting ballots. NPR takes a look at why it takes so long for the largest state to report its vote totals when most states can do it within a day.
Nov. 22, 2016
In the English capital, apps and small-scale businesses abound that let restaurants and food vendors share leftovers with the public for free, and otherwise reduce the amount of edibles they toss.
Nov. 22, 2016
The NCAA says a former student athletic trainer violated ethical conduct by completing coursework for football players. The Fighting Irish say they will appeal the NCAA's decision.
Nov. 22, 2016
Ray Tensing's first trial ended in a mistrial earlier this month after jurors were unable to reach a unanimous verdict on murder and manslaughter charges for the July 2015 killing of Sam DuBose.
Nov. 22, 2016
The death toll from pneumonia and other infectious diseases in the U.S. is much lower than it was 100 years ago, but new pathogens like the West Nile, dengue and Zika viruses pose challenges.
Nov. 22, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump had a wide-ranging talk with New York Times journalists. He disavowed the alt-right and also dismissed concerns about his potential conflicts of interests.
Nov. 22, 2016
The foundation has been accused of "self-dealing" by using its funds to pay off debts that Donald Trump incurred in his business dealings.
Nov. 22, 2016
If our planet's 4.5-billion-year existence were laid out on a 100-yard timeline, when and where would humans first show up? Good question. NPR's Skunk Bear hits the gridiron for a reality check.
Nov. 22, 2016
Trump's video was notable as much for what was left out as what he talked about. Much of it wasn't new, but there was no talk of repealing Obamacare or building a wall.
Nov. 22, 2016
Last month, Howard Brookins was raising the alarm about troublemaking urban squirrels. Then one hurled itself at his bicycle — "like a suicide bomber, getting revenge," he told the Chicago Tribune.
Nov. 22, 2016
The U.K. prime minister's office rejected the suggestion, pointing out that it already has an ambassador in Washington. A Downing Street spokesman said dryly: "There is no vacancy."
Nov. 22, 2016
Many say the Dakota Access Pipeline resistance is beyond anything they've experienced before. But there are preludes in Native American history, and you don't have to look too far back to find them.
Nov. 22, 2016
President-elect Donald Trump has not said whether he'll fulfill his campaign promise of prosecuting former rival Hillary Clinton. On Tuesday, his aide Kellyanne Conway implied that the answer was no.
Nov. 22, 2016
For parents with kids on special diets, be it vegan, paleo or gluten-free, holidays can mean more anxiety than fun. The solution lies in working together with their children to plan the perfect meal.
Nov. 22, 2016
Trump has financial stakes in multiple countries where he'll face tough foreign policy choices. How does he separate U.S. interests from his business interests?
Nov. 22, 2016
Senior citizens are committing crimes like shoplifting in bigger numbers than teenagers, and the threat of jail time doesn't seem to be a deterrent.
Nov. 22, 2016
A detective was shot while he sat in his patrol car Sunday. Police have arrested Otis Tyrone McKane, 31, who says he was angry about a custody case and "lashed out at someone who didn't deserve it."
Nov. 22, 2016
On Tuesday, Donald Trump claimed the Times had changed the terms of the meeting. The paper says it was caught by surprise by the tweet, and that it was Trump's team attempting to alter terms.
Nov. 22, 2016
Rudy Giuliani is a leading contender for secretary of state in a Trump administration, but as mayor of New York he waded into conflicts with Yasser Arafat and parking scofflaws at the United Nations.
Nov. 22, 2016

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